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The Glass Castle Part III, Chapter 27

By Jeannette Walls

Part III, Chapter 27

  • Jeannette packs for New York.
  • Mom says she won't be going to the bus station to say goodbye. "Those big farewells are so sentimental" (3.27.11). Yeah, that's Mom. Sentimental.
  • But Dad accompanies Jeannette to the station.
  • Dad doesn't try to get Jeannette to stay, but he does tell her it won't be easy.
  • Dad says she'll always be welcome home. (If they have a home.)
  • Jeannette gets on the bus and watches Dad get smaller and smaller as the bus rolls away.